Omaha lost the opener of an eight-game road trip. Albuquerque broke open a 1-1 game with a five-run third. Yohan Pino fanned seven, though he allowed eight runs and 11 hits over 4.2 innings. Reymond Fuentes, Whit Merrifield and Francisco Pena had two hits apiece. Fuentes upped his average to .322 (46-for-143). He's batting .485 (16-for-33) over his last eight games.
NW Arkansas Naturals (30-15)
San Antonio at NW Arkansas, postponed due to rain
Rain postponed the series opener in Springdale. A pair of seven-inning contests are on tap for tonight, beginning at 5:05 p.m.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (27-20)
Potomac 3, Wilmington 1
LP: Eric Skoglund (3-2)
The Blue Rocks settled for a 2-2 split as Potomac broke a tie with two runs in the eighth. 2014 third-round pick Eric Skoglund tossed an 8.0 inning complete game in defeat, striking out three. Ramon Torres tripled in the third and scored on a sac fly by Mauricio Ramos. The road trip continues on Saturday at Carolina (Braves), with five games scheduled over four days.
Lexington Legends (21-27)
Lexington 10, Greenville 3
WP: Zach Lovvorn (4-4)
SV: Jake Newberry (2)
HR: Alfredo Escalera (7), Wander Franco (5)
Lexington rolled to a home win behind a season-high 19 hits. Alfredo Escalera went 5-for-5 with a solo homer. Wander Franco hit his second home run in as many games, finishing a triple from the cycle. 2012 first-rounder Kyle Zimmer made his season debut (1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO).